By Julian Robinson
27 July 2016
The terror group issued a sickening warning to people who 'dared' to question their slaughter of Father Jacques Hamel (pictured), 85, at a church in Normandy yesterday
Cowardly ISIS Jihadis have tried to justify the slaughter of a French priest by using a thousand-year-old teaching - and warned that they will 'spare no-one'.
The terror group issued a sickening warning to people who 'dared' to question their slaughter of Father Jacques Hamel, 85, at a church in Normandy yesterday.
In a rambling message, the barbarians pointed to a centuries-old teaching as justification for the murder, carried out by French extremists Abdel Malik and Adel Kermiche in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
A translation of the post says: ‘There are those who’ve dared to say that there is no permission to kill a priest, even in the most jihadist jurisprudence. There is no need to go amongst the jihadists, bow towards what Ibn Hasm says.
'Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi Zahiri (who died in 456 Hijri) has said: "And it is allowed to kill anyone aside from those we have mentioned, among the combatant idolators or the non combatants, such as the trader, the servant, the old man who gives his advice or not, the farmer, the bishop, the priest, the monk, the blind, the cripple. Spare no-one."'
The individual mentioned in the note is believed to refer Ibn Hazm, a Muslim scholar and author from Andalusia in Spain who produced hundreds of works on Islamic jurisprudence, history, ethics and religion around a thousand years ago.
It comes as it emerged a pensioner was forced to film the Normandy priest execution and survived the ordeal by playing dead after being stabbed four times.
Fanatics ordered the 87-year-old man, named as ‘Guy’, to video the brutal killing of Father Jacques Hamel on a phone before he was knifed in the neck, arms and back next to the altar, according to his wife, whose life was spared. The extremists then used nuns as human shields as they tried to escape.
The second ISIS terrorist involved in the killing at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was today named as Abdel Malik P., another home-grown killer born in France who lived in the town of Aix-les-Bains, in the Alps.
His accomplice, Adel Kermiche, was awaiting trial on terror charges and on house arrest with an electronic tag that let him free in the mornings.
The 19-year-old was being monitored after he was arrested for twice attempting to flee France to join the terror group in Syria.
Kermiche and his accomplice - also known to French police - forced Father Jacques, 86, to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, according to witnesses.
One terrified hostage revealed how an extremist 'thrust a knife' in to the priest's neck, before the clergyman 'fell face towards the sky’.
Both were shot dead by police marksmen as they emerged from the building shouting 'Allahu Akbar' having tried to use three of their hostages as human shields.
It has since emerged that Kermiche was on bail pending trial for alleged membership of a terrorist organisation.
Despite having been released early from prison, Kermiche's bail conditions allowed him to roam unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm, leaving him free to murder the priest in the attack carried out between 9am and 11am.
Normandy church attackers appear to pledge allegiance to ISIS
Priest Killing Is Latest In Spate of Deadly Attacks across Europe
Tuesday's attack is the latest to hit Europe in what has been a year of bloodshed on the continent:
July 24: Festival suicide bombing - A failed Syrian asylum seeker set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival in the southern city of Ansbach that killed himself and wounded a dozen others.
The 27-year-old had spent time in a psychiatric facility, while the regional authorities said an there was 'likely' a jihadist motive for the attack.
However a spokesman for the interior ministry later said there was as yet 'no credible evidence' of a link to Islamic extremism.
July 24: Knife attack - A Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a Polish woman with a large kebab knife at a snack bar in the southwestern city of Reutlingen, in an incident police said did not bear the hallmarks of a 'terrorist attack' and was more likely a crime of passion.
Three people were also injured in the assault, which ended when the 21-year-old assailant was deliberately struck by a BMW driver, believed to be the snack bar owner's son, trying to stop the man.
July 22: Munich mall mass shooting - David Ali Sonboly, 18, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself, having spent a year planning the rampage.
Police said that the German-Iranian was 'obsessed' with mass killers like Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group.
July 18: Train axe attack - A 17-year-old migrant wielding an axe and a knife went on a rampage on a regional train, seriously injuring four members of a tourist family from Hong Kong and a German passer-by.
ISIS group subsequently released a video purportedly featuring the assailant, named by media as Riaz Khan Ahmadzai, announcing he would carry out an 'operation' in Germany, and presenting himself as a 'soldier of the caliphate'.
He is believed to have been Afghan or Pakistani.
July 14: Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice, killing 84 people and injuring over 300.
The Nice attack was the third major strike on France in 18 months and was claimed by ISIS.
June 14: A Frenchman of Moroccan origin stabs a police commander to death outside his home in a Paris suburb and kills his partner, who also worked for the police. The attacker told police negotiators during a siege that he was answering an appeal by Islamic State.
March 22: Suicide attacks claimed by ISIS kill 32 people and wound more than 300 at the Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station, near European Union offices. They appear to have been carried out by members of the same cell that committed attacks in Paris four months earlier.
November 13, 2015: Coordinated suicide attacks in Paris kill 130 people and wound more than 350 at the Bataclan concert hall, cafes and the national stadium. ISIS claims responsibility for the attacks.